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3 drown, 8 rescued after ship sinks near Puerto Rico

AP  |  San Juan (Puerto Rico) 

Authorities in Puerto Rico say three people have drowned and eight others were rescued after a ship sank off the island's south coast.

Police said today that the victims were a couple in their 70s and their 54-year-old daughter. The family was from the northern town of Vega Baja.

The boat capsized yesterday off the southern coastal town of Salinas. Police said that apparently the boat's engines became flooded and shut down.

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 20:42 IST